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By Ajay Tyagi
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Roger Federer and fellow-Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swedes Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson 3-1 in the men's doubles final the Olympic Games here on Saturday. Federer/Wawrinka, took only two hours and 48 minutes to beat the Swedes in their first-ever meeting 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 The gold came as a respite for the singles world number one Federer, who had aimed to claim the gold in men's singles, only to be sent packing by American James Blake in the quarterfinals.
Federer/Wawrinka, who have only played their fourth tournament together, needed two hours and 48 minutes to beat the Swedes in their first-ever meeting 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3.The Swiss duo went into the game quickly, got an early break to close out the first set in just few minutes. Federer and Wawrinka gave away two set points while leading 5-3 and 40-0 on the Swiss serve, but an ace by Federer did the work.
In the second set, the Swiss pair kept the momentum going and again broke Aspelin and Johansson in the third game of the second set .The Swedes got an chance to break back in the eighth game at 40-15, but the Swiss duo scored four straight points to hold serve and went on to take the set at 6-4.
After an exchange of service break early in the third set, both teams stayed solid in respective serve until a tie-break where the Swedes won at 7-4.
But in the fourth set, the Swiss duo never looked back and won it at 6-3.
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